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Another year of technology growth

Posted on: December 30, 2007

. . . from one new computer to two, (plus one in the basement) from plain old cable modem access to wireless, from no ipods to two — it’s been another year of techno growth in the Anderson home. Suddenly the ipod nano is as much an essential part of my daily walking as my walking shoes. The old serial port remote mouse and the old video cable will join zip disks, OS9 software and old manuals I packed away a year ago. (Early Technology: Why we love it and what we learned from it ) In 2007 I became a Windows (reluctantly) user at work, learned how to do make better use of Desire2Learn, learned a bit about web 2.0 applications, started this blog, decided that thin-client labs might just work, and set up an e-pay site on our district web site. What’s ahead in 2008? Will my very well used, and very old PDA break down so I can get a new one? It’s amazing how some technologies can last–and work forever! Will the stuff that is new now be old a year from now? Will  we — and our students– continue to have better technology and access at home than we do in many of our schools?


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